Vanessa Munroe

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 117 ratings

The Informationist Summary

Vanessa “Michael” Munroe deals in information - expensive information - working for corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise. Born to missionary parents in lawless central Africa, Munroe took up with an infamous gunrunner and his mercenary crew when she was just fourteen. As his protégé, she earned the respect of the jungle's most dangerous men, cultivating her own reputation for years until something sent her running. After almost a decade building a new life and lucrative career from her home base in Dallas, she's never looked back.

Until now.

A Texas oil billionaire has hired her to find his daughter who vanished in Africa four years ago. It’s not her usual line of work, but she can’t resist the challenge. Pulled deep into the mystery of the missing girl, Munroe finds herself back in the lands of her childhood, betrayed, cut off from civilization, and left for dead. If she has any hope of escaping the jungle and the demons that drive her, she must come face-to-face with the past that she’s tried for so long to forget.

Gripping, ingenious, and impeccably paced, The Informationist marks the arrival or a thrilling new talent.

©2011 Taylor Stevens (P)2011 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Informationist

    • A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel, Book 1
    • By: Taylor Stevens
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Vanessa “Michael” Munroe deals in information - expensive information - working for corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise. Born to missionary parents in lawless central Africa, Munroe took up with an infamous gunrunner and his mercenary crew when she was just fourteen. As his protégé, she earned the respect of the jungle's most dangerous men, cultivating her own reputation for years until something sent her running. After almost a decade building a new life and lucrative career from her home base in Dallas, she's never looked back. Until now....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Audio Book

    • By Anthony on 05-02-12

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Informationist

    • A Thriller
    • By: Taylor Stevens
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Vanessa Munroe grew up in Central Africa, is a resourceful loner, has combat training, a wry sense of humour and plenty of sex appeal. Vanessa Munroe deals in information - expensive information - working for corporations, individuals and investigators who can afford her unique expertise. Pulled into the mystery of the missing daughter of a Texan oil-billionaire, Munroe finds herself back in the land of her childhood, betrayed, cut-off and left for dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By sue ryan on 25-11-16

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 2

    • The Innocent

    • A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel
    • By: Taylor Stevens
    • Narrated by: Hilary Huber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Eight years ago, a man walked five-year-old Hannah out the front doors of her school and spirited her over the Mexican border, taking her into the world of a cult known as The Chosen. For eight years, followers of The Prophet have hidden the child, moving her from country to country, shielding the man who stole her. Now, those who've searched the longest know where to find her. They understand the mindset, the culture within that world, and turn to Vanessa Michael Munroe for help.

    Regular price: £18.69

  • Book 3

    • The Doll

    • A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel, Book 3
    • By: Taylor Stevens
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    On a busy Dallas street, Munroe is kidnapped by an unseen opponent and thrust into an underground world where women and girls are merchandise and a shadowy figure known as The Doll Maker controls her every move. While trusted friends race to unravel where she is and why she was taken, everything pivots on one simple choice: Munroe must use her unique set of skills to deliver a high-profile young woman into the same nightmare that she once endured, or condemn to torture and certain death the one person she loves above all else.

    • A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel, Book 3
    • By: Taylor Stevens
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 04-06-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: £30.49

  • Book 4

    • The Vessel

    • A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novella
    • By: Taylor Stevens
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Some people were easy to find. Others took hunting and patience. The most difficult was a target who knew she was coming, and he knew. How could he not? When you backed a predator into a corner, when you took and destroyed all that she loved, when you made a game of ruining lives and sadism for you was sport, but then you failed to kill the predator: You’d better know she was coming back. This was an inviolable law. She wasn’t dead, and so she was coming for him.

    Regular price: £2.69

  • Book 4.5

    • The Catch

    • A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel, Book 4
    • By: Taylor Stevens
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In the wake of going head-to-head with international sex traffickers in The Doll, Munroe has retreated to Djibouti, where, while passing as a man, she finds work as an interpreter for a small, private, maritime security company. Pressed into duty at sea by her boss, Leo, Munroe discovers she is part of a gunrunning operation and she wants no part in protecting the crew or cargo. When the ship is attacked by pirates off the Somali coast, Munroe escapes and takes the unconscious captain with her to get answers.

    Regular price: £30.49

  • Book 5

    • The Mask

    • Vanessa Michael Munroe, Book 5
    • By: Taylor Stevens
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Vanessa Michael Munroe, chameleon and information hunter, has a reputation for getting things done: dangerous and not quite legal things that have taken her undercover into some of the world's deadliest places. Still healing from a Somali hijacking gone wrong and a brutal attack that left her near death, Munroe joins her lover Miles Bradford in Japan, where he's working as a security consultant protecting high-value technology from industrial espionage.

    Regular price: £30.49